Meet our Crew

Meet our Crew


Friendly, Courteous, Knowledgeable & Fun

Meet our crew

DESCANSO BEACH OCEAN SPORTS, INC. (DBOS) / Catalina Island Expeditions was created in April of 1994 by Mary Stein and Randy Brannock, wife & husband, who have been working together since 1980. First, as commercial divers, and for 9 years as co-owners of Catalina Divers Supply (CDS). CDS is one of the oldest scuba dive shops in California, established in 1958. While owners (1986-1995), Mary & Randy added their years of experiences on the water plus their positions as former youth leaders to integrate personal snorkel tours and underwater education programs into the already successful scuba business. The opportunity to take their business knowledge and start an entirely new venture utilizing the fast-growing kayak industry came in 1994. Since its inception, DBOS has continued to grow and introduce thousands of men, women & children to the wonders of Catalina Island’s natural world through the experiences of kayaking and snorkeling. A friendly and talented crew continue their tradition of outstanding customer service, sharing their love and respect for Catalina Island to all visitors. We’re a family-oriented and family-operated business… come out to the island and meet us!

A year ’round island business dedicated to providing quality Catalina Island experiences and environmental awareness.

TEAM 2010

We’re having a great year, and have (once again) the greatest crew ever.  Here we are at our staff “end of season” celebration – as many team members head off to college soon.